G7 Summit community newsletter
8 April 2021
Welcome to the first newsletter from the G7 Engagement Hub Team. We work alongside the policing and security teams who are planning for the delivery of the G7 Summit in June. Our role is to understand and respond to concerns and questions from the community about the Summit and ensure that planning details that will affect the public can be shared as quickly as possible. This fortnightly newsletter will be one of the ways we do this.
What is the G7 Summit?
The G7 Summit is being held in Cornwall over the weekend of 11–13 June 2021. It is the annual meeting of seven nations to discuss economic policy and other matters of State. This year a number of guest countries have also been invited. Key locations of the summit include:
- The Carbis Bay Hotel, Carbis Bay.
- The Tregenna Castle Resort, St Ives.
- The National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.
- Cornwall Airport, Newquay.
As exciting as it is to be welcoming the G7 Summit to our small corner of the globe, the policing operation to deliver a safe and secure event is significant and will inevitably lead to some disruption for local people, particularly those who live or work near to one of the key venues. We know local people are keen to understand the details of this disruption; please be assured that we are working hard with the planning teams to confirm and share those details.
Please sign up to Devon and Cornwall Alert to be kept up to date with details as they are released!
The best way to stay up to date with the very latest G7 news affecting the area where you live or work is to sign up to Devon and Cornwall Alert through the following link: alerts.dc.police.uk.
This is a completely free service which provides local people with real time updates from the police on a variety of matters, such as missing people and crime trends. It will be the quickest way for you to get updates on key topics such as road closures or disruption to public transport.
Updates from D&C Alert can be sent via email, text, or voicemail, so please share this information with anyone you know who wants to stay informed but doesn’t have access to the internet.
Public Q&A sessions with Police Commanders will continue to be held on Facebook. Search #G7Prepared or keep an eye on our social media pages for details of the next one.
Frequently Asked Questions
We will update this section to share answers to the most frequently asked questions from our engagement with the public over the past two weeks:
Will there be protests during the G7 Summit?
We expect protest activity linked to the G7 Summit. Police Protest Liaison Teams are linking in with organisers to support this important human right by facilitating peaceful and lawful protest whilst minimising disruption to the public.
Will the Metropolitan Police be in command of the protest response and other aspects of the policing operation?
No. Devon and Cornwall Police officers retain command and control of all elements of the policing operation. We will be drawing on skills and resources from other forces across the country, but local people can expect visiting officers to uphold the approachable community-policing style they have come to expect from their local officers.
Will COVID-19 risks be managed in the policing operation?
Yes. Careful planning is ongoing to minimise any risk of increased transmission of COVID-19 during the G7 Summit. This includes a comprehensive testing programme for all officers and staff deployed at the event as well as working in operational ‘bubbles’.
Join our Facebook LIVE this Wednesday from 6pm on the ‘Hayle and St Ives Police’ Facebook page to hear your questions asked. We’ll be doing this every other Wednesday from Wednesday 14 April and look forward to seeing you there!
Stay in touch
Do you have information for us or our partner agencies? Have you seen or heard something that doesn’t look or sound right and want to report it? Do you have a question? Use these contact details to get in touch with Devon and Cornwall Police, or our key G7 Summit planning partners:
Devon and Cornwall Police
To report an incident or information: www.dc.police.uk
To find out more about our planning visit: www.dc.police.uk/G7
For questions relating to policing the G7 Summit: firstname.lastname@example.org